Frost faculty top Amazon’s Best Sellers list with latest books

Frost faculty top Amazon’s Best Sellers list with latest books

By UM News

Frost faculty top Amazon’s Best Sellers list with latest books

By UM News
Frost's Associate Professor and Program Director Will Pirkle and Assistant Professor Chris Bennett both made it to Amazon's Best Seller List for Computer/DSP books.
The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is pleased to announce two esteemed faculty members of the Music Engineering Technology Program (MUE) are also currently best-selling authors. Associate Professor and Program Director Will Pirkle’s (B.M. ’89, M.S. ’91) latest book Designing Audio Effect Plugins in C ++ With Audio Signal Processing Theory and Assistant Professor Chris Bennett’s, (B.S. ’05, M.S. ’07, Ph.D. ’10) recently released book Digital Audio Theory both were #1 New Releases and remain active in the Top 10 on Amazon’s Best Seller List for Computer/DSP books.

"I congratulate Will and Chris on their great success," stated Reynaldo Sanchez, Associate Dean and Music Media and Industry (MMI) Department Chair. "This is an extraordinary achievement for them personally and an affirmation of the caliber of our program and the first-class education students can experience at our school." 

In addition to his latest best-seller, Will Pirkle’s new book release, the 2nd edition of Designing Software Synthesizer Plugins in C++ set to publish in June 2021, has also reached #1 New Release status through pre-release sales. Among his numerous accomplishments, he is also the developer of the RackAFX™ Plugin Development Software and the ASPiK™ open-source audio plugin framework.

An avid researcher, Chris Bennett is currently working with faculty and students on investigating the impact of patent-pending auditory biofeedback technology to improve rehabilitation. This interdisciplinary research project is in collaboration with the University of Miami Department of Physical Therapy and the Miami Veteran Affairs Hospital.